- What is the main point of this passage? This passage reminds me that I am a sinner and even my best behavior is nothing more than filthy rags. I normally don’t need to be reminded of this; however, this scripture provides an extra degree of clarity. And because of my sins, I will wither away like a leaf on a tree. The prophet then asks a reasonable question. If I am a sinner, how can I be saved? To answer this question, the prophet turns to acknowledge God as Father. The prophet lets his hearers know, God, as a Father, will not remain angry with His children forever. God will provide salvation for those who wait, or trust, in Him.
- What does God reveal about Himself? As much as I would like God to make a grand display of His glory, He has shown me that He alone is my salvation. I must choose to trust in Him.
- What insights can I apply to my life? Every new day brings a fresh choice. I haven’t had breakfast and I already sinned. I am grateful that I can go to Jesus in prayer, confess my sin and trust Him for He is faithful and just to forgive and restore.
- How can I use this passage to honor God? I need to repent of my attitude toward the political left because I look at their wickedness and it seems they get away with evil behavior, everyday. I am not the judge – He is. I need to behave and trust.
- Where is God working in my life today? I am looking forward to growing and making the most of this new opportunity God has provided.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
February 12, 2016 Bible Study – Isaiah 64:1-12
Last Friday’s Bible study was Isaiah 64:1-12. Thursday, I began the orientation process for a new, part-time job. Although the position requires 20 hours of my time each week, I am having difficulty finding time to type my daily Bible study comments. I hope as I grow into the job and organization, I will better manage my time to include regular blog posts. Until then, I want to apologize to my regular readers for there will be gaps between posts on my blog page.